Hello everyone and welcome to my 185th analysis, this time featuring Will "Razor Face".
Setting my love for this monster aside, Will is pretty decent as an attacker and a denier. Since he is one of the two Dark monsters in Sea, the other being the non-existent Lotan, Will can utilize his Dark moves better here since almost nothing resists them. Will, however, shines best in Undead thanks to his immunity to Possession, which key members of the book like Baba Yaga and Noctum utilize. Another thing to note is that Will Speed-ties with two important members of the Sea book, Cavenfish and Hydratila the Icebringer, while also outspeeding General Thetys. However, Will suffers terribly from his awkward Speed at 3454, which allows important monsters such as Harusami, Ihtiander, Kihaku, Boltcaster and Riftmaker to outspeed and deny him, also his lack of a Freeze immunity hurts when he is an attacker in the Sea book.
-"This is Pirate Code!"
-"Take what you can!"
-"Arrrrr!"/"You are a sneaking puppy"
-"Piracy is the way o' life"
Runes: 2 Strength 1 Speed/3 Speed/1 Strength 1 Speed 1 Life
"This is Pirate Code!" is an AOE Stun with an average Base Power of 35. "Take what you can!" is another AOE with the same Base Power, but this time with a Daze effect. "Arrrrr!" is an unresisted Base 60 Bleed, which hurts anything it touches greatly, but "You are a sneaking puppy" can be used for the survivability it provides, especially when combined with "Piracy is the way o' life", a Base 60 variant of this move with 100% Life Steal instead of 50%. 2 Strength 1 Speed allows Will to hit as hard as possible whereas 3 Speed makes him a denier. Another approach that can be made by those who have a Will that is higher up in levels is the rainbow spread, 1 Speed, Strength and Life, and this is where "You are a sneaking puppy" should be used. This last spread is best used in the Sea book since nothing resists your Life Steals and there are few attackers in the book, so killing Will with a Sea monster becomes a daunting prospect especially with an X Life Rune.
Teammates: As a denier, Will can fit into any team due to the importance of deniers. As an attacker, Will appreciates damage boosters as his AOE damage is lacking. Samael the Plague Carrier can be especially useful since you can use your AOE Stun with Samael Warrior, then follow up with your AOE Daze to kil all enemies. Keep in mind that the tank spread is fit better for endgame players who have high ranks on both the monster and Runes. Still, any monster with AOE Dark Weakness can put some juice into his AOEs and Life Steals to make them more effective in every regard.
Countering Will "Razor Face": Harusami is the dreaded nightmare of Will: it is a Stun-immune variant of Will, but better in all other regards, and can Stun him. Similarly, most monsters in Sea outspeed him and can deny him. In Undead, the previously stated Harusami outspeeds and Stuns him whereas Dr. Viktor has a 50% to win the Speed tie, which will result in Will getting Stunned.